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Early Origins of the Wend family

The surname Wend was first found in Germany, where the name Wend came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status. The name was given to a person from Wendland, a place in north-east Germany. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Wendling, a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria.

Early History of the Wend family

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Wend Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Wendt, Wend, Wende, Wendisch, Windisch, Winsch, Wundisch, Wunsche, Wunsch, Wentscher, Wintscher, Wunscher, Winschmann, Windischmann, Wunschmann, Wendland, Wendlandt, Wendlander, Wendler and many more.

Early Notables of the Wend family

Notables of the time with the name Wend included

  • Count Wendt of Austria

United States Wend migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wend Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Carl Wend, who arrived in New York in 1784 1
Wend Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Wilh. Wend, aged 21, German who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1845 aboard the ship "Herschel"
  • F Wend, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 1

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook